Rotary Club of Lockport
December 2018
Upcoming Events
Staff of Immaculata Home
Dec 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Community organization helping women transition into mainstream society
2018 Slapshot participants
Dec 18, 2018 8:00 AM
Katie Dickenson
Jan 08, 2019 12:00 PM
My Experience with Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) / brief sharing by 4 scholarship winners
Rotary Club of Lockport
Club Information

Welcome to our Rotary Club!

Lockport - Rotary

Service Above Self

Club meets on Tuesdays @ Noon, except third Tuesday @ 8:00 am
80 Main Banquet & Catering
80 Main Street
Lockport, NY  14094
United States
Venue Map
Club News
At our Club Assembly Meeting last Tuesday Aaron Carlson spoke to his fellow members about Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries. This month's Happy Dollars and fines will be donated to the Rotary Foundation for this cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is matching any donations 2 to 1.
We are "this close" to the end of polio, as this picture of our club suggests. You can donate and learn more about the cause here:
We are thrilled to announce that we have started an EarlyAct Club at DeSales Catholic School! This service club for 4th and 5th grade students sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lockport will share Rotary values and instill the importance of service above self with these enthusiastic students! 

(Left-Right) Elizabeth Dingman, DeSales 4th grade teacher and club moderator, Will Swartz, EarlyAct VP, Ryann Morris, EarlyAct President, Lexi Thurston, EarlyAct Secretary, Maria Biano, Rotary Club Youth Service Chair
On Tuesday October 30th our club heard from local author, Rikki Cason. Rikki spoke to us about her book trilogy and shared some insight on how she got her three books published! Lockport is so fortunate to have so many creative and active community members!
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have had to take bold action in the historic fight to eradicate polio. On October 24th Rotary celebrates World Polio Day to highlight the monumental and innovative steps that are getting us closer to our goal. We’ll also celebrate 30 years of achievements by the GPEI.
In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the GPEI, the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national governments has helped reduce the number to just 18 cases of wild poliovirus this year.
World Polio Day is observed in late October to honor the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the development of the first polio vaccine.
Here are some pictures from our Highway Cleanup Saturday, October 13th. Fellow Rotarians Dick Mullaney Ray Geiser, Bob Shaw, Steve Cotten, Ellen Roth, Ellen Schratz, Maria Biano and Jorge León braved the elements to beautify Lockport!
Jorge, our exchange student, is representing us well as a senior on the LHS Varsity Soccer team! 
At our Breakfast Meeting on October 16th our President, Ellen Roth, spoke about club Goal Setting. 
President Roth outlined the various categories Rotary establishes for achieving a Rotary Citation or a Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction.
To receive a Rotary Presidential Citation the Club must achieve the following:
1. Support and Strengthen the Club                                                 (achieve at least 3 of the following)
* achieve a net gain in membership
* maintain or improve the Club's retention of current and new members
* achieve a net gain in female membership
* have at least 60% of Club members report their birth date through My Rotary
* sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary Club
* conduct a classification study of your members' occupation and work to align your membership with the mix of business and professions in your community
2. Focus & Increase Humanitarian Service
            (achieve at lest 3 of the following)
* sponsor a Rotary Community Corps
* sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract Club
* contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund
* increase the number of members involved in service projects
* hold an event to raise funds for, or to improve awareness of, Rotary's work toward Polio Eradication
* conduct a significant local or international service project in one of Rotary's six areas of focus
3. Enhance Public Image & Awareness
            (achieve at least 3 of the following)
* post successful Club projects with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised on Rotary Showcase
* use Rotary's brand guidelines, templates, People of Action Campaign materials, and related resources
* arrange for the Club's members to talk with the media to tell your Club's and Rotary's story
* host an event for Rotary alumni and highlight corporate, government, or no-governmental entity and work on a project together
* sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant
It is possible for the Club to achieve a Presidential Citation with Distinction by achieving the following in addition to those activities required for a Presidential Citation. Included would be:
            (achieve up to 3)
* achieve a net gain in membership of 5 or more new members
* show how your members are People of Action by promoting your Club and its service activities on social media at least four times a month
* initiate or continue a leadership personnel or professional development program to enhance member's skills and the value of their membership.
Thanks Lock34 for hosting our Tips for Time fundraiser tonight! Great work by our celebrity bartenders Dave Wohleben, Dyan Balcerzak, Phil Penepent and Tracy Farrell at bringing in the Big tips to restore the historic downtown clock!
Jim Currie gave his biography at our Lunch Meeting on October 9th. Jim joined the Lockport Rotary Club in 1968. At that time he was the youngest member! Jim said that the Club today is more active than in the past as we do more things as opposed to just writing checks. One of the biggest changes was the admittance of women into the Club which Jim believes has been a positive for the Club.
Rotary Club of Lockport Norman W. Sinclair Memorial Scholarship established with the
NCCC Foundation of Niagara County Community College
An annual scholarship was established by the Rotary Club of Lockport and the Lockport NY Rotary Foundation in memory of Norman W. Sinclair. Mr. Sinclair was a long time Lockport Rotarian and past President of Lockport Savings Bank. He was a founding member of the NCCC Foundation of Niagara County Community College (NCCC) who dedicated more than 24 years of service, tirelessly fundraising to help make NCCC an exceptional institution of higher learning.
This scholarship benefits students pursuing higher education at NCCC while recognizing in perpetuity the importance Mr.Sinclair placed on his relationship with the college and the significance of his contributions.
This Endowed Scholarship Fund is to be awarded to an incoming NCCC student who is enrolled full-time, resides in the Lockport School District, and is a graduate of the district high school or a regional private or parochial high school.  The recipient must be of good character, have scholastic achievements, and demonstrated participation and leadership in extracurricular and community activities.
The Rotary Club vision for the NCCC scholarship in Norm Sinclair’s memory emerged from a strategic planning program conducted several years ago. Many Rotary Club past officers and the Lockport NY Rotary Foundation Officers have been committed to achieving this goal.  It was with pleasure and pride that $10,000 was awarded to the NCCC Foundation to further sustain Mr. Sinclair’s Legacy.
Niagara County Community College Foundation, Inc. is a New York not-for-profit corporation and sole repository for philanthropic contributions to support Niagara County Community College (NCCC).
Lockport NY Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supporting the Rotary Club of Lockport in its mission of to fulfill community needs and advance world peace and understanding through programs and projects to support health care, youth development, sustainable communities, and cultural exchange at the local, regional and international levels.
Norman W. Sinclair
June 3, 1924 – May 15, 2011
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Director / Comm Chairman
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Secretary
Immediate Past President
Director 2019
Director 2019
Club Chairman
Director 2019 - Scribe
Director 2020
Director 2020
Director 2020 - Public Image
Director 2021
Director 2021